Dec 052014


Congratulations to Cheryl, the winner of the mini Pajaro Bay Christmas pack! All other commenters may receive a free copy of The Honeymoon Cottage, the first Pajaro Bay novel. Be sure to check your email for a message from me. Thanks for entering, everyone, and Merry Christmas!

Welcome to the Trim the Tree Blog Hop! This is my first time “hopping” with the Candlelight Reads group, and I’m thrilled to be here with such a great group of authors. Be sure to hop to all the blogs on the tour, because you can win something different at each hop!

To introduce myself: I’m Barbara Cool Lee. I write the Pajaro Bay Cozy Mystery + Sweet Romance series, set in a charming little village on the California coast. Each book has a mystery to solve, and a very sweet romance as well. The world of Pajaro Bay is appropriate reading for anyone from 12 to 112. I like to write about the goodness in people, and try to always leave you feeling positive about humanity at the end of every story.

If you’d like to give the series a try, Shadow’s Lady is only 99¢ through September 7th, and the mini short story, Home Improvement, is always only 99¢. The whole series is also in Kindle Unlimited, where subscribers can read the books for free.

Christmas in California is a fun time. We don’t get snow here on the coast, but we always put up a Monterey Pine Christmas tree, which has gloriously long, soft needles that give it a fluffy look, and it fills the house with its crisp pine scent. And no matter how busy we are, we enjoy watching the surfing Santa come visit the children on his surfboard (yup, really!).

I’ll be giving away a Mini California Christmas Starter Kit, which includes some little beach-themed cookie cutters, a seashell picture frame, and a signed copy of the tiny short story, Home Improvement. I’ll be picking a winner at random from all the comments on this post, so tell me about your favorite Christmas memory for a chance to win.

And be sure to sign up for the Pajaro Bay mailing list (on the right side of this page) to be first to find out about new books and sales.

Now post a comment for a chance to win and then hop on to all these other great blogs on the tour:



Bonnie Blythe’s Pure Romance


Living the Dream


Aileen Fish, Love as Old as Time


Emerald Barnes’ Dreaming Awake Blog


Nona King’s Angel Breath Books


Musings About the Writing Life


Jo Grafford, Author


Heather Gray, Writer of Inspirational Romance


Jo Grafford, Romance Author


Krysten Lindsay Hager, Author


Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia


Makai Queen Going Deeper


Author Franky A. Brown


Monica’s Blog


Christian Romance Author Laura J. Marshall


Dragons of Dragondor Blog


Christmas by the sea in Pajaro Bay

Dec 032014
First Time Discounted:

First time discounted since release: Looking for a light and breezy feel-good story? You’ve found it here in Pajaro Bay. Try the bestselling cozy mystery + sweet romance series for only 99¢ with SHADOW’S LADY. Click here:   Sale ends 12/7/14.

Nov 242014

The charity donations for 2014 have been completed! Thank you so much for making this possible through your purchase of my books. The following organizations each received a share of the 10% of royalties earned in 2014: The Honeymoon Cottage Under the Boardwalk Shadow’s Lady The Deeds of the Ariane […]

Coming Soon

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Nov 142014
Coming Soon

Coming next from Pajaro Bay: a new short story set on Christmas Eve at the lighthouse. “A Christmas Miracle in Pajaro Bay” lets us peek in on the characters from Shadow’s Lady when they gather to celebrate their first Christmas. But someone from their past is hurtling toward them, bringing a shadow of death to the […]

Newest Release

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Nov 132014
Newest Release

Shadow’s Lady is the latest release in the Pajaro Bay series. Winner of the Romance Writers of America®’s Golden Heart® Award for Romantic Suspense. He was supposed to seduce her, not get rescued by her. So how did Matt DiPietro find himself lying in a brass bed being fed chicken soup by a sheltered girl […]